Date(s) - 05/14/2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Friday Salon “Meeting with Ideas” meets every Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Gail Fairburn leads talks on a wide range of topics, from travel to poetry and more. All are welcome.

May 14 – What’s the Big Idea? — Policing and Incarceration — “Realign”? “Defund”? “Abolish”? In the wake of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial — and the inevitable and copious public and private discussions which have followed — what is this topic on policing in America all about? How can we think of it in terms of safety, suffering, and human potential? How do the broad visions and initiatives relate to individuals? When we have trouble with the vocabulary, what are we saying? What do we understand about what communities of color are saying and why? NOTE: This topic is far too broad to cover in a one-hour chat, but we can begin to share about it in a safe space.

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